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Alien Skin Software Develops
Version 3.1 of Eye Candy for
MacWorld, San Francisco, CA (January 6, 1998) Alien Skin Software today announced that it is developing an update
to bring Eye Candy® for After Effects® from version 3.0 to version 3.1
for Macintosh and Windows. The most significant parts of the 3.1 update are
speed, accuracy and a new effect. The update will also support multiprocessor
Macintoshes. The update will be shipped for free to registered users of Eye
Candy 3.0 for After Effects on January 31, 1998.
Eye Candy 3.1 for After Effects is a set of 20 dazzling effects
which realistically simulate natural phenomena within Adobe® After Effects
3.0 or later. The set includes texture effects (Fur, Swirl, HSB Noise),
distortion effects (Glass, Squint, Jiggle), production effects (Inner Bevel,
Outer Bevel, Perspective Shadow, Carve, Glow, Cutout), and specialized effects
(Fire, Smoke, Weave, Chrome, Motion Trail, and Antimatter). The 3.1 update adds
a Gaussian Blur effect. This new Gaussian Blur will save users time because it
can blur outside of the edges of the current layer without requiring any extra
The 3.1 update accelerates typical movie rendering times by 25
to 300 percent, depending on the effects and settings used. The Macintosh
version of Eye Candy 3.1 for After Effects also takes advantage of multiple
processors. All of the effects in the update correctly render movements of less
than one pixel. This makes slow movements appear fluid rather than jumpy, as
occasionally occurred with version 3.0. All of the effects in 3.1 now render
correctly at low resolution, so users can rapidly setup an animation before
rendering at full resolution.
"We began acting on the feedback from the first users of Eye
Candy for After Effects immediately," said Jeff Butterworth, president of Alien
Skin Software. "Now, just a few months after its initial release, our first set
of After Effects plug-ins is rock solid. The speed improvements will make it
easy to use our production-oriented effects on everyday projects."
To learn more about Eye Candy for After Effects, see the
original press release which can be found in the Press Lounge at our Web site
or through the contact information at the top of this document.
Eye Candy for After Effects
works with Adobe After Effects versions 3.0 or later on Windows or PowerPC
Macintosh computers. The Macintosh version works with Apple System Software
version 7.51 or later, with at least 12MB of application RAM. The Windows
version requires 16MB physical RAM for Windows 95 and 32 MB RAM for Windows NT.
Price and Availability
Eye Candy 3.1 for After
Effects will be shipped for free to all registered users on January 31, 1998.
The suggested retail price is $599. Sidegrades are $449 and are only available
to registered users of Eye Candy for Photoshop, Stylist®, or the Black Box
directly from Alien Skin. To order, dial 1-888/921-SKIN or visit our secure
online order page at . For more information, or send e-mail to .
Alien Skin Software, founded in 1993, is located in Raleigh,
North Carolina. We develop, market and support products that add features to
larger graphical applications.
Alien Skin Software is a
trademark of, and Eye Candy and Stylist are registered trademarks of, Alien
Skin Software, LLC. Adobe, After Effects, and Photoshop are registered
trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Macintosh is a registered trademark
of Apple Computer. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
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